Enveloped in a Golden Glow ~ Parshall, CO

High in the Colorado mountains, just outside of Silverthorne, the tiny town of Parshall sits, quietly basking in the golden hue of the surrounding aspens. A  small ranch, perhaps better known for its winter activities, is where our niece chose to be married and it was their great fortune to have picked the weekend when the fall colors were at their peak.  With a few hours to spare the morning of the wedding, we decided to officially become “leaf-peepers” and get in a little exercise hike as well.  Ute Pass was just a few miles away and was where a hike among the aspens was possible, a place to imbue our senses with the golden aura of autumn’s arrival.  How could we resist?  The colors of the mountainsides were so brilliant it almost hurt to look…almost.

Here is just a snapshot of the spectacular fall color extravaganza that awaited us!

As blown away as we were by the landscape, this was just a prelude to the beauty we were to experience later that day.  Our niece’s wedding day was finally here and the day was pure joy, a light breeze causing the aspen leaves to shimmer, the sun peeking through the clouds as the ceremony began, and a golden glow settling over the mountaintops.  This day, this place, surrounded by family and friends, was the perfect venue for beginning a life together as husband and wife.

We may be biased (she is our niece after all) but we thought Sara was stunning and we could not be more pleased with her choice for a husband.  We were thrilled to be a part of this extraordinary day and wish Nick and Sara much love and happiness.